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Human Rights Campaign Washington Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  1. "No room for advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are truly amazing and beyond dedicated to HRC's mission. The connections you build while at HRC are truly worth it.

    Cons

    No room for advancement across much of the organization creates a poor culture among younger staff who have been there for 2+ years. A lack of turnover at higher levels impedes organizational development.

    Advice to Management

    Increase professional growth and training opportunities for staff at an assistant/ coordinator level. One must create incentive for young talent to stay or else they will leave, creating high turnover within the most moldable individuals.


  2. "High Turn Over Low Morale"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They offer a lot of internship programs, lunch and learns and opportunities to meet staff

    Cons

    There is such high turn over, people treated interns pretty terribly (quite literally coffee grabbers), my boss had little projects for me to do and left right after I left

    Advice to Management

    Treat interns as a bit more of an investment, you hired us and a lot of interns come from far away to intern with this organization


  3. "Membership Outreach Temp"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Membership Outreach Temp in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Membership Outreach Temp in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Pay was good for a temp
    -Supervisors were genuinely interested in employee personal development
    -Coworkers were friendly
    -Work environment wasn't too serious

    Cons

    -Physical floor difference often caused a disconnect between the rest of team
    -Little diversity for a civil rights organization

    Advice to Management

    -More diversity


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  5. "PC Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They had a great benefit package

    Cons

    There was no cons i can think of


  6. "Stay away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Human Rights Campaign full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good brand name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Senior management undervalues their staff and the skills they bring to the organization. Career advancement opportunities have been severely restricted due to funding and the organization is increasingly becoming irrelevant in the LGBT community.


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    "Proceed with extreme caution"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great for a one year entry-level position right out of college
    - Strong brand recognition
    - Comprehensive benefits

    Cons

    - Lack of growth opportunites or investment
    - Low employee morale and high turnover
    - Very little diversity
    - Non-competitive salaries

    Advice to Management

    Clear communication, transparency, and fostering a culture of encouragement and professional development would do wonders for staff morale and reduce turnover. Also, requiring all supervisory staff and executive leadership to take management and diversity training.


  8. "Good environment but not much room for growth opportunity"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    Pros

    People were friendly and it was a good working environment!

    Cons

    Weren't given any more privileges when applying for a job after intern.


  9. "director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign (More than a year)

    Pros

    The support of other people trying to leave the organization was fantastic.

    Cons

    A very hostile work environment.


  10. "Talk to Current and Former Staff before you accept here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Events Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Events Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Human Rights Campaign full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good cause and good for your resume. People there are good contacts for you and will stay connected to you later on down the road.

    Cons

    They will haze you the first year and make life or any idea of work/life balance impossible. Proceed with caution.

    Advice to Management

    Give back to your employees and listen to authentic feedback


  11. "Poorly run"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked my way up from an intern to full-time employment while I was still a undergrad in DC. I met some great people who I still keep in touch with today.

    Cons

    Not a great place to grow and they pay very low. Finance Department is all over the place and the people who are running the department obviously do not know what they're doing. If you know someone in the company, you'll definitely get in even if you're not qualified. For a company that is supposed to support equality, many employees are not treated that way.

    Advice to Management

    Hire on managers and employees that are actually qualified for the job. Also, use the money that is donated to this non-profit towards its mission, not parties.



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